Astronomy:Vedra Valles

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Vedra Valles
Vedra, Maumee, and Maja valles.jpg
Waters from the Vedra Valles, Maumee Valles, and Maja Valles flowed from Lunae Planum on the left, to Chryse Planitia on the right. Image is located in Lunae Palus quadrangle and was taken by Viking Orbiter.
CoordinatesCoordinates: 19°24′N 55°36′W / 19.4°N 55.6°W / 19.4; -55.6

The Vedra Valles are a set of channels in an ancient river valley in the Lunae Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 19.4° N and 55.6° W. They are 115 km long and were named after an ancient river in Great Britain.[1]

Together with other ancient river valleys, they have provided strong evidence for a great deal of running water on the surface of Mars.[2][3][4]

See also


References

  1. "Vedra Valles". [Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature]. USGS Astrogeology Science Center. http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Feature/6340. 
  2. ISBN:0-8165-1257-4
  3. Raeburn, P. 1998. Uncovering the Secrets of the Red Planet Mars. National Geographic Society. Washington D.C.
  4. Moore, P. et al. 1990. The Atlas of the Solar System. Mitchell Beazley Publishers NY, NY.

Further reading

  • Baker, V.R.; Carr, M.H.; Gulick, V.C.; Williams, C.R.; Marley, M.S.. "Channels and Valley Networks". in Kieffer, H.H.. Mars. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press. 
  • Carr, M.H.. "Channels, Valleys and Gullies". The Surface of Mars. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-87201-0.